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Christmas Album Covers That Are FUNNY! 2012 Edition From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in album covers, christmas, christmas albums, funk, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Crazy Christmas Time - promo cover pic!

Welcome aboard to Metal Odyssey’s 2012 edition of: Christmas Album Covers That Are FUNNY! Take a look around here at these 8 funny Christmas albums; all are currently for sale on the World Wide Web. Each Christmas album cover below has made the staff here at Metal Odyssey… F’n laugh! Laughter is good Metal medicine too. The album cover (above) pretty much says it all: Crazy Christmas Time. That’s funny and true combined!

Hopefully you’ll get a chuckle from these Christmas album covers as well. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by for some (hopefully) good holiday laughter!

Boobs For Christmas - promo cover pic!

Boobs For Christmas – richard d. curtin

This album title sounds very, very good to me! Does the gal on this cover look like a dude… who looks like a lady?

Funny Cat - Christmas Songs - promo cover pic!

Funny Cat – Christmas Songs

That cat (if it’s real) looks… FUNNY! Since I’m a cat owner, this Christmas album cover is all the more FUNNY.

Motor Booty Affair - A Mothership Christmas - promo cover pic!

Motor Booty Affair – A Mothership Christmas

Now this is FUNNY! Motor Booty Affair spreads some Christmas funky cheer across the galaxy! Remember what Motor Booty Affair says:

It is your duty…to SHAKE YOUR BOOTY!

Motor Booty Affair is also having a Funky Christmas fundraiser on December 21st, in Portland Maine. For more Funkalicious details, click on the link here: Motor Booty Affair

Sexy Christmas House Tunes Vol. 2 - promo cover pic!

Sexy Christmas House Tunes Vol 2

Um… this “sexy” gal on this album cover appears to have only 1 arm and 1 leg. I feel so bad for her. I guess I shouldn’t have put this one on the “Funny List” huh?

The Hot Dogs - Holy Shit, It's Christmas - promo cover pic!

THE HOT DOGS – Holy Shit, It’s Christmas!

This Christmas CD cover needs NO images to be funny! Just the name of this band and the title to their CD is F’n funny stuff! HOLY SHIT THIS IS FUNNY!

Holiday Classics - The Bob & Tom Show - promo cover pic!

Holiday Classics – The Bob & Tom Show

I can’t help it. This Christmas album cover just comes across as FUNNY to me. Metal be thy name.

Funny Christmas Songs! - promo cover pic!

FUNNY CHRISTMAS SONGS!

We started this feature with Santa on an album cover… now we’re ending this feature with who else? Santa! The  funny thing is… this Santa is not quite “right” looking. Add the fact that the word “FUNNY” is in this album’s title; then you have a FUNNY Christmas album cover!

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Here’s hoping you had a laugh or two… or a semi-chuckle!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, FELIZ NAVIDAD AND…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Stone.

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Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – A Christmas CD Recommendation

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas songs, holidays, movie soundtracks, movies, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Jingle All The Way – Last Friday I patrolled the CD aisles at my local Super Walmart and found: Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). I bought it for a very decent price of $5 (U.S.). Super Walmart seems to have hundreds of very cool CD’s for sale at the $5 price point. There may even be more than hundreds, there’s that many at this particular location.

I never knew this soundtrack existed. Heck, I’m not a Christmas motion picture soundtrack expert! I am an expert at eating Lay’s potato chips lately though and that has to stop. Um, yeah. The front cover to this CD shows the two stars of Jingle All The Way: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Both the movie and CD was released back in November of 1996.

This CD was released on TVT Soundtrax. This movie, (in case you haven’t seen it), is an action-comedy, released by 20th Century Fox. I’ve always enjoyed catching this movie when it airs on one of the 150,777 cable networks out there. I’ve always appreciated the funny side of “The Governator” too. The dude just makes me laugh when he does comedy. Sinbad is a comedy legend, hands down.

The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is featured with 4 songs. The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is very cool in Stone’s world, by the way. Brian Seitzer should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame too, only we all know how that “institution” goes. Um, yeah. My favorite all-time Christmas song is featured on Jingle All The Way as well: Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run. Chuck Berry is an ultra Rock ‘N Roll icon. ‘Nuff said.

The ever popular Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Johnny Mathis are among the 12 songs. If I had to count the number of times I’ve heard this Johnny Mathis Christmas classic, while I’ve been shopping during the holiday season, my guesstimate would be: 1,650,444 times. Give or take about 55,000. I still kinda dig the song too. Metal be thy name.

If you dig Christmas movie soundtracks, love Christmas songs or need to have every CD that features Sinbad on its front cover, then Jingle All The Way is a semi-mandatory recommendation from Stone.

Alright. Since some of you are already asking, here is the complete track list for Jingle All The Way:

Jingle Bells – The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

So They Say It’s Christmas – Lou Rawls with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Sleigh Ride – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Johnny Mathis

Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown

Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

* Father and Son – David Newman

* Finale – David Newman

** Deep In The Heart Of Xmas – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

* Original Motion Picture Score Composed and Produced by David Newman

** Bonus Track

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.

Stone.

Christmas Album Covers – Let’s Have Some Fun Looking At ‘Em!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Christmas Album Covers – I love the Christmas holiday. I dig giving more than receiving too. Really, I do. That is why I am giving you this list of Christmas album covers to laugh at, talk about and at times… gaze at. Maybe this list will encourage you to buy one of these Christmas albums? I dunno. The main Metal objective I have here is to have fun. So, without any further ado, let’s get the Christmas album cover party started!

Rockin’ Little Christmas

Since when is pile-driving your wife or girlfriend a “thing to do” at Christmas? Whoa.

MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS

Maybe what? Maybe the power goes out on Christmas day? Maybe Bigfoot finally gets his beef jerky? At least this is a funny Christmas album cover. Okay, semi-funny.

Michael Buble’ – Christmas

I find this cover for Michael Buble’ Christmas to be rather, well, uncomfortable. You see, if I saw a dude in my neighborhood acting like this, I’d call the cops. A “stalking vibe” just screams out at me here. It looks like Michael is trying to squeeze out a last second fart, before he enters wherever he is going.

A VERY SHE & HIM CHRISTMAS

What was She & Him thinking here? They didn’t need to over-cool a cool look like that, to the point where it is not even cool at all. At least I think this cover is funny, in a non-cool way.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Whoa. I don’t trust that face on this Santa. A mean looking Santa. To me, it looks like this Santa had a bad day with the elves and now he’s looking for revenge. I’m just glad I don’t have anyone living nearing me who looks like this dude. By the way, I wouldn’t trust any egg nog he may be offering either.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Now this is the Classic Rockin’ Christmas I’m talkin’ about.

BOWLING FOR SOUP! MERRY FLIPPIN’ CHRISTMAS VOLUME I

Ha, ha, ha, ha! That’s so righteous man! Ahem. Whatever.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Um, We Wish You A Hairy Christmas. Metal Odyssey is NOT supposed to be XXX here. I’m just the messenger, so please excuse me as I bust out in laughter from this Christmas album title. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. This is a compilation album of Christmas songs from a bunch of famous Hair Metal bands. Still, give me a Metal break.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Now, this is a much more classier “look” than the previous We Wish You A Hairy Christmas album cover. The weird, plastic reindeer and huge candy cane are what makes this cover so damn memorable.

HEAVY METAL CHRISTMAS

Yes! This Christmas album cover is my favorite! Why? Cause it has “Heavy Metal” in it’s title and those Iron Maiden “like” fonts are the best! Plus, I can’t tell a Metal lie here… I’ve always been a HUGE admirer of Christmas decorative bows. Metal be thy name.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A METAL NIGHT.

Stone.

Black Label Society – “Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good”: Yup, This EP Makes Me Feel Good

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – On November 1st, 2011, Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good was released on iTunes via eOne Music. Each song sells for $1.29 apiece or $2.99 as a complete 3 song EP.

All three songs are instrumental, with a combination of electric and acoustic guitar. The ever legendary Zakk Wylde delivers the Christmas classics of I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem and It’s A Wonderful Life to a level of Rock ‘N Roll cool, all the while keeping the tempos to a mellow level of appreciation. Minus any vocals only seems to enhance the ambiance and vibe of these Christmas classics.

This is one big and bad Metalhead (chuckle) that can honestly say, Black Label Society has made my Black Label Heart feel good. Metal be thy name. I wish there were more songs included with this EP, still, I’m not going to complain. Just these three songs alone are a welcomed addition to my personal collection of Rock ‘N Roll and Heavy Metal Christmas collection of music.

Track List:

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem

It’s A Wonderful World

* For more info on Black Label Society, click on the links below:

Black Label Society – Official Website

eOne Metal

LONG LIVE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.

Stone.

TWISTED SISTER – “A TWISTED CHRISTMAS” IS A HEAVY METAL HOLIDAY MUST LISTEN!

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, Album Review, christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal christmas albums, heavy metal christmas songs, heavy metal music, heavy metal vocalists, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal bands, rock music, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

This is by far, my favorite Christmas album ever. Twisted Sister A Twisted Christmas is not just a standard, run of the mill Heavy Metal Christmas album. These are 10 Christmas songs that are truly played with spirited enthusiasm and high energy by Twisted Sister. Dee Snider really sings his heart out, honestly giving a tremendous effort especially on O Come All Ye Faithful and I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Dee Snider sings every verse, of each song, in eloquent fashion, accentuating the lyrics when the song dictates. (Hey, I’m not saying that Dee Snider is Frank Sinatra here, just that he really sings great on this album). The music is what you would come to expect, in Twisted Sister/Heavy Metal fashion. Lita Ford appears on vocals alongside Dee Snider on I’ll Be Home For Christmas, this song is played and sung so well that it is an instant natural high for me. My twin daughters, (they are ten years old), told me the other day, that this Twisted Sister album really gets them in the Christmas spirit too… and that is without my prodding or asking them their opinion on it. To have a Christmas tradition with my daughters, that involves Twisted Sister, well, quite frankly it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Twisted Sister puts their original sound and Heavy Metal flavor to these songs, yet they do this with the upmost class. These classic Christmas songs are treated here with respect by Twisted Sister and in my Metal opinion, have made a Heavy Metal Christmas classic. I can honestly say that this album puts me in the Christmas spirit, it has now become an annual listen starting at the beginning of November! You absolutely, positively, cannot serve yourself wrong by purchasing or giving a listen to A Twisted Christmas. You most certainly will be missing out on a good time, Heavy Metal, Twisted Christmas celebration – if you don’t check this album out.

A quick Metal Odyssey note: Dee Snider is a true American Heavy Metal Hero.

A second quick Metal Odyssey note: A Twisted Christmas was released on October 17, 2006.

Oops, one more quick Metal Odyssey note: Merry Heavy Metal Christmas to the PMRC!

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